Honoring Kentucky Derby Black Jockeys

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Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears pay homage to Kentucky Derby Black jockeys. They highlight Black jockeys who participated in the Kentucky Derby between 1875 to 1902. In the first Kentucky Derby, 13 of the 15 riders were Black; and Black jockeys won 15 of the first 28 Kentucky Derby horse races. #KeepItSporty

Sources:

Crump, S. (2021, May 5). Remembering the last Black jockey to win the Kentucky Derby. Gray Television, Inc. https://www.wbtv.com/2021/05/05/remembering-last-black-jockey-win-kentucky-derby/

The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica. (2021). Isaac Burns Murphy. Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Isaac-Burns-Murphy

The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica. (2021). James Winkfield. Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc. https://www.britannica.com/biography/James-Winkfield

Kentucky Commission on Human Rights. (2021). Oliver Lewis. Commonwealth of Kentucky. https://kchr.ky.gov/Hall-of-Fame/Pages/Oliver-Lewis.aspx

Kentucky Derby. (2021). Legacy of Black Jockeys. Churchill Downs Incorporated.

https://www.kentuckyderby.com/history/legacy-of-black-jockeys

Wikipedia Contributors. (2021, April 26). Isaac Burns Murphy. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Burns_Murphy

Wikipedia Contributors. (2020, September 13). Oliver Lewis. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Lewis

Wikipedia Contributors. (2020, Marcy 17). Jimmy Winkfield Stakes. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Winkfield_Stakes

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